10.22.2009

Falling apart

Not emotionally, just physically.

My neck's still a little sore so I'm going back to the chiro tonight. I'm so, so happy I started seeing him. I was tweaking my neck pretty badly every few months for a couple years, worse and worse each time. It finally occurred to me that the problem may have stemmed from a fall I took snowboarding a few years ago. I ended up cartwheeling down the hill and jacking my neck up pretty badly. I always thought that chiropractors messed you up even more by somehow perpetuating the problem, since everyone I know that saw one kept having to go back all the time. So I never went until the pain became unbearable. I now realize that my neck will probably always give me trouble, but at least now I can go to the chiro and feel better within a few days, rather than spend weeks in pain.

Another thing - I think I'm suddenly lactose intolerant! I'd been taking acidophilus pills for months because of all those infections I was getting, and since the infections went away I stopped taking it about a month ago. Now I'm starting to notice stomach problems whenever I have cereal or ice cream. Lame!! Hubs is the lactose intolerant one, not me! Ugh. I'm thinking this problem didn't just now pop up, it's probably been building for several months, but the acidophilus was helping digest all the dairy. Hubs has been taking it for his lactose intolerance for a couple months now and it's worked wonders. Guess I'll be going back on it!

I read that a deficiency of lactase (the enzyme the small intestine produces to break down lactose) can be caused by celiac disease. Double lame! I think when I see my GP in a couple weeks I'll ask her to send me for a blood test since celiac disease runs in the family and can cause infertility. I just hope it turns out to be negative because I REALLY don't want to give a certain mean person the satisfaction of being right about that. Plus, cutting gluten out of my diet would seriously suck!

I know, I know - I need to stop googling these things. I'm probably just like the rest of the adult population and simply can't handle milk anymore.

Sorry this is such a dull and disjointed post, there's not much going on right now. I'm in the countdown to AF, still waiting on insurance to approve the lap (I'll probably call the doctor next week and see where it's at), and plugging away at work. It's a thrill a minute! But at least the weekend is just around the corner. :)

11 comments:

-my husband grows cotton- said...

Step away from google! I do the same thing, so I really can't be talking :) Hope your appointment at the chiro goes well and takes away some of your neck pain!

Rain Child said...

Dr. Google can be a very dangerous guy! I do the same thing though.

I am so sorry about your lactose problems. I have been lactose intolerant since my early 20's. I have, however, discovered lactose-free milk and goat milk ice cream (YUMMY).

I hope your appointment with your GP goes well.

Misty Dawn said...

I felt the same way about chiro's before I started going, but you will gradually feel better over time. Def get tested for Celiac!

E said...

It might be worth getting tested just to rule it out.

Christina said...

I have the same issues with milk and dairy products and it use to be really, really bad. Turns out it was stress because once I quit my job, dumped my ex and moved out of my parents' house I suddenly didn't have huge issues with all dairy products, just milk.

M said...

Kitty! I remember you blogging about someone giving you unwanted tips that it might be celiacs... it was a family member right?!

Well I hope you prove her wrong too and that you're just dealing with a little lactose intolerance.

Oh and I'm glad the chiro is helping for you, good luck at your appt tonight... I used to have really bad upper back pain and I went ONCE and I never get it anymore. They can do wonders!

WannabeMommy said...

I'm a google fanatic too! I think it goes with the blog-territory.

Your post just reminded me that I need to start taking the probiotics again—thank you.

Hey... my hubby's a chiro and man, I never knew how much I needed one till we met! So handy to have around.

Anyway, nice to meet you, Kit. Have a wonderful ICLW!

Shelley said...

Hi, Happy ICLW. I think you're doing great for a first timer! (not that i would know since it's my first time too!).

Steph O. said...

I can't really do dairy either. I cheat sometimes, then regret it. Soy is good stuff & coconut ice cream is outta this world!

Get checked for Celiac, it's better not to have to worry about it.

I hope the chiro helps, I think a good one can work wonders. :)

theworms said...

Here from ICLW - I hope you don't have the allergy, that would suck big time :(

GL with your next cycle.

awomanmyage said...

Good news is that there are lots of rice products and gluten free products out there if you need to go that route, but it would be better to be able to just take the probiotics and have ice cream!

ICLW